Recruit School Instructors

The Instructor's role at Recruit School is without a doubt the hardest and most demanding of all. It entails 11 weeks of dedication and commitment, drawing extensively on the professional knowledge of the instructor.



Staff are selected from all eligible Leading Seamen who meet the selection criteria:

  • Completed the Leading Seaman Leadership Course;
  • Have an excellent reporting history;
  • Motivated to improving the RAN;
  • Successfully passed the RAN Physical Fitness Test;
  • Successfully completed the interview process with the Warrant Officer-Recruit School.

Before an Instructor can undertake the role of training future recruits they are required to have completed the RAN Recruit Instructors Course. This six-week course consists of:

  • RAN First Aid requalification;
  • Equity and Diversity Adviser training;
  • RAN Instructional Technique course;
  • Parade training;
  • Adventure ropes;
  • Youth training skills;
  • On-the-job training.


Recruit Instructors will:

  • At all times behave in a way that upholds Navy Values and the good reputation of recruit training;
  • Encourage initiative in every trainee;
  • Recognise and reward achievement of recruit trainees;
  • Learn to understand, appreciate and respect the differences of colleagues and recruit trainees;
  • Develop confidence and teamwork;
  • Lead, train and counsel;
  • Be fair and consistent;
  • Act with care and diligence.

Recruit Instructors are required to act at all times under the RAN Recruit School Code of Conduct.

For further information contact:

  • Warrant Officer-Recruit School - (03) 5931 5734
  • Chief Petty Officer-Recruit School - (03) 5931 6273


  • Deliver the RAN Training curriculum
  • Leadership
  • Recruit development
  • Equity and diversity
  • Mentor recruits
  • Military skills